Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, August, 3, 2016.
Israeli troops attack a pregnant Palestinian woman and injure four other civilians during morning invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli military forces stormed, on Wednesday at dawn, the house of Hadeel Owda, wife of Mohammad al-Faqeeh, who was killed by Israeli forces on July 27, and proceeded to physically assault her. The family house is located in the town of Surif, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Family members told local media that an Israeli military detachment stormed the family house, while a number of female soldiers beat Hadeel on her abdomen with the intent of causing an abortion for her unborn fetus. The family added that the soldiers tried to arrest Owda, while her father subsequently fell into a coma, and was taken to an Israeli hospital.
Faqeeh’s wife is in her fourth month of pregnancy, and Israeli forces had reportedly demanded her to get abortion for her baby, previously. Israeli authorities alleged that Faqeeh was the gunman who carried out a shooting attack on Route 60, between the illegal Israeli settlements of Beit Hagai and Otniel, to the south of Hebron, which killed Otniel resident Michael Marc. The Israeli soldiers bombarded, destroyed the house and killed Faqeeh while he was inside it.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Kafr Thulth town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, assaulted and seriously wounded one Palestinian in his home. The soldiers also shot and injured three Palestinian near Tubas, in central West Bank during home searches there.
Moreover, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Tuesday evening at dawn Wednesday, ten Palestinians, including children, in al-Eesawiyya and Silwan towns, and the at-Tour village, in occupied East Jerusalem.
Later on Wednesday morning Israeli soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians from in al-Yamoun and Qabatia towns, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, and one Palestinian in Nablus.
In the Gaza Strip, A number of Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, carried out on Wednesday morning a limited invasion into Palestinian farmlands, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. soldiers and military engineers conducted land surveying, and bulldozed some sections, before withdrawing.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, August, 3, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.